Documentary filmmaker Eleanor Coppola, who was also Francis Ford Coppola’s wife, has away at the age of 87…

Eleanor is well-known for documenting her husband’s arduous efforts to finish work on his iconic film “Apocalypse Now,” which was released in 1979.

Eleanor Coppola, a well-known documentarian and filmmaker, passed away recently. She was also the wife of Francis Ford Coppola, a distinguished director who won an Academy Award. Her age was 87.

The family of Francis Ford Coppola revealed in a statement that was sent to The Associated Press that Eleanor Coppola passed away on Friday at her home in Rutherford, California, accompanied by her family. Nobody was able to determine what caused the loss.

After recording her husband’s hard efforts to finish his war picture, Apocalypse Now, which was released in 1979, Eleanor became well-known all over the world.

During the development of the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, which was released in 1991 and won several awards, Eleanor, as was her nature, entrusted herself with the mission of obtaining as much behind-the-scenes material as possible about a production that lasted for an astounding 238 days.

Over the course of that period of time, Francis had to cope with a multitude of misfortunes, including the fact that the film’s actor, Martin Sheen, had a heart attack and a storm destroyed practically all of the sets in the Philippines. A member of the crew also passed away, as if that were not already a horrible event.

Eleanor said that she “had no idea” what type of film she would receive from her efforts in an interview with CNN in the year 1991. She went on to say that she was “just trying to keep myself occupied with something to do because we were out there for so long.”

In the end, Eleanor stated that she had filmed an astounding sixty hours’ worth of footage, and as a result, she started a documentary project that would go on to win two Emmys: one for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Informational Programming — Directing, and another for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Informational Programming — Picture Editing.

On the set of Francis’s first directorial effort, the horror picture Dementia 13, which was released in 1962, Eleanor, who was born in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA, met Francis. They welcomed their first child, a boy named Gian-Carlo Coppola, almost one year after she gave birth to him. Roman was born in 1965, and Sofia was born in 1971. The couple went on to have two additional children. A boating accident claimed Gian-Carlo’s life in 1986, which was a devastating event. He was 22 years old.

After directing her documentary in 1991, Eleanor would not direct another film until Francis persuaded her to make her debut as a director of a feature picture with her film Paris Can Wait in 2016. She directed the romantic comedy that starred Diane Lane when she was 80 years old.

My husband made the comment to me when we were eating breakfast one morning. He replied, “Well, you should direct it.” “I was completely taken aback,” Eleanor said in an interview with the Associated Press. “However, I responded by saying, ‘Okay, I’ve never written a script before, and I’ve never directed, so why not?’” “I was kind of saying ‘why not’ to everything,” I said.

The film Love Is Love Is Love was directed by Eleanor about four years later. Notes: On the Making of ‘Apocalypse Now’ was released in 1979, and Notes on a Life was published in 2008. Both of these autobiographies were written by her. A recent report from the Associated Press said that Eleanor had just finished the text for her third biography.

The matriarch of the family, who had been married to Francis for 61 years, would go on to create filmmaking prodigies in the form of Roman (CQ, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III) and Sofia, both of whom grew up on their father’s famed sets. In addition, Sofia went on to get three nominations for the Academy Award for her romantic comedy Lost in Translation, which she won in 2003. She also won the award for Best Original Screenplay, exactly as her father did with Patton, which was released in 1970. Most recently, Sofia directed the biography Priscilla, which received widespread critical praise.

Eleanor, who also chronicled Sofia’s historical film Marie Antoinette, which was released in 2006, glowed with pleasure when she was asked how it felt to witness her daughter receive an Academy Award for her work in Lost in Translation.

“Well, I was deeply thrilled, particularly because she’s a woman and I thought it was so touching that the children actually do reflect their parents and their upbringing and their parents’ abilities do seem to have been passed on to their children,” Eleanor told the news network. When I finally got to see her, it was a really emotional occasion. Especially considering that Francis had already won an Academy Award for screenwriting at the same age, which was 32 years old, so there was a heartwarming cycle of life.